In late June , we received notice from Metro that they were going out of business due to problems with staffing stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic . Metro has served Lakeshore for 26 years. They came back immediately after Katrina, preventing looting in this area .They have patrolled with high visibility and Lakeshore has remained one of the safest neighborhoods in the city.
In a short amount of time, the Board met with a number of security firms and chose Pinnacle Security. Pinnacle will begin patrolling the evening of July 15. Pinnacle is an experienced company that provides security in many areas including the Downtown Development District..
Their guards are trained, armed and dedicated to a neighborhood. There is a 24 hour command center and each patrol vehicle will have a dedicated phone for receiving resident calls. We will give you those numbers as soon as they are available.
All services will remain. There will be escort services, patrolling of houses for out of town residents and a close cooperation with NOPD and Levee Board police. The company has an excellent reputation, is professional and we believe will be a great fit for the neighborhood.
Let us all work to continue to keep Lakeshore safe.
The LCPD Board